The New Cutting Edge
Scalpel SE is the ultimate marathon racer and high-speed trail slayer. World Cup fast and all-mountain fierce – this is next-level cross-country mountain bike performance.
Where it thrives
What it's built for
Full-throttle trail riding
- Lightweight BallisTec carbon FlexPivot frame / New RockShox Sid Select+ RL 120mm fork / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity
- Shimano XT hydro disc 12-speed group / HollowGram crank
- HollowGram 25 S carbon tubeless-ready wheels / Cannondale DownLow dropper post / Stash kit
Superior suspension. Superior traction.
Scalpel SE’s patented FlexPivot suspension results in more grip, more control, and more speed. 120mm of plush travel works so well that it feels like so much more – meaning all-day singletrack sessions are a gas.
Big trail capability
Scalpel’s progressive XC attitude has evolved even further with a slack and stable 67˚ headtube angle – combined with shorter stems, bigger tires, dropper posts and bigger travel: if you love riding trails fast, precise and in full control, then this is the bike for you.
Light. Stiff. Fast.
Don’t settle for just two. Pick all three. With its full carbon frame and new 4-bar FlexPivot suspension, the Scalpel is one of the lightest and stiffest full-suspension mountain bikes available. Built light to go fast = built right to have a blast.
Frame: All-New 120mm travel, BallisTec Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered HeadTube, Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible
Fork: RockShox SID Select+ RL, 120mm Debonair, 15x110mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
Rear Shock: RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound
Rims: HollowGram 25 S, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon, 28h, 25mm IW, tubeless ready
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race
Tyres: (F) Maxxis Ardent Race, 29X2.35, EXO Protection, tubeless ready (R) Maxxis Recon Race, 29x2.25", EXO Protection, tubeless ready
Pedals: Not included
Crank: HollowGram, BB30a, OPI SpiderRing, 34T, Ai Offset
Bottom Bracket: Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
Chain: Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Rear Cogs: Shimano XT, 10-51, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Shifters: Shimano XT, 12-speed
Handlebar: Cannondale 1 Riser, Carbon, 31.8mm, 9 deg. sweep, 4 deg. rise, 780mm
Grips: ESI Silicone 32mm grips
Stem: Cannondale 1, 7075 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 7 deg.
Headset: Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
Brakes: Shimano XT hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotors
Brake Levers: Shimano XT hydraulic disc
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat Elite, cro-mo rails
Seatpost: Cannondale DownLow Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm (S), 125mm (M-L), 150mm (XL)
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colour 1: Stealth Grey
**Specifications subject to change without notice - www.cannondale.com**